Eric C Deussing


Captain, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Director, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Pilot
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Office Phone


MD, Tulane University
MPH, Uniformed Services University


CAPT Eric Deussing leads the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Pilot Program. This interagency Pilot is being orchestrated by the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. The Pilot will strengthen interoperable partnerships across the NDMS to care for our Nation’s combat casualties by increasing medical surge capabilities and capacities.
Previously, CAPT Deussing served as the DOD liaison to the CDC; in this position he advised the CDC on military capabilities and promotes strategic collaboration between these two agencies across their global missions. Principal areas of engagement included COVID-19 pandemic response, global health security partnerships, pandemic influenza planning, and Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense.
CAPT Deussing also served as the Director of Public Health, Emergency Preparedness & Response and the Supervisory Public Health Emergency Officer (PHEO) for Navy Medicine. He oversaw the Navy’s enterprise-wide preparedness and response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak and 2016 Zika outbreak.
CAPT Deussing’s education includes a bachelors in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University; he also earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Uniformed Services University. He is residency trained and board certified in Public Health, General Preventive Medicine.